Abeid Amani Karume
|Owner||Government of Zanzibar|
|Operator||Zanzibar Airports Authority|
|Location||Unguja Island, Zanzibar|
|Elevation AMSL||54 ft / 16 m|
Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (Swahili: Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Abeid Amani Karume, IATA: ZNZ, ICAO: HTZA) is the main airport in the Zanzibar Archipelago located on Unguja Island. It is approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar, and has flights to East Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
It was previously known as Kisauni Airport and Zanzibar International Airport. It was renamed in 2010 in honour of Abeid Amani Karume, the island's first president.
South approach and departures are over the water. The Zanzibar VOR-DME (Ident: ZV) is located 0.4 nautical miles (741 m) off the south end of the runway. The Zanzibar non-directional beacon (Ident: ZZ) is located on the field.
Terminal 1 is an inactive terminal that was used during British protection in the islets. This is a small building found on the northern side of terminal 2 and currently used as the airport office.
Terminal 2 is active for all landing aircraft. A new shelter[clarification needed] on the entrance of the airport has been put in place.
Construction of the third terminal started in January 2011 by the Chinese Beijing Construction Engineering Group. A new apron of 100,000 square metres (1,100,000 sq ft) will replace the existing 21,000 square metres (230,000 sq ft). The project is estimated to cost about US$70.4 million. On completion, it will have the capacity to serve up to 1.5 million passengers per year. The new terminal was expected to be operational in 2014, but construction work delayed due to financial and technical reasons. The new terminal was inaugurated in September 2020 and is expected to be in operation by the end of December 2020. Once operational, terminal 3 will serve international flights while terminal 2 will become the domestic flights terminal.
The following passenger airlines operate at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport.
|Air France||Paris-Charles de Gaulle (begins 18 October 2021)|
|Air Tanzania||Dar es Salaam|
|Animawings||Seasonal: Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca|
|Arkia||Seasonal: Tel Aviv|
|As Salaam Air||Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Pemba Island, Tanga|
|Auric Air||Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Entebbe, Iringa, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Maasai Mara, Mafia Island, Mikumi, Pangani, Pemba Island, Ruaha, Saadani, Selous, Serengeti, Songea, Tanga|
|Azur Air||Seasonal charter: Kazan, Moscow-Vnukovo, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, St. Petersburg, Samara|
| Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino |
Seasonal charter: Warsaw-Chopin
|Coastal Aviation||Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Kilwa Masoko, Mafia Island, Manyara, Mwanza, Pemba Island, Seronera, Tanga|
|Enter Air||Seasonal charter: Wroc?aw|
|Ethiopian Airlines||Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam|
|Flightlink Limited||Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Pemba Island, Seronera|
|Fly540||Mombasa, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta|
|Kenya Airways||Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta|
|Seasonal charter: Warsaw-Chopin|
|Luke Air||Seasonal charter: Prague|
|Mango||Johannesburg-O. R. Tambo|
|Neos||Seasonal: Bologna, Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino, Verona|
|Nordwind Airlines||Seasonal charter: Moscow-Sheremetyevo|
|Oman Air||Dar es Salaam, Muscat|
|Precision Air||Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, Pemba Island|
|Regional Air Services||Arusha|
|Royal Flight||Seasonal charter: Kazan, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, St. Petersburg, Samara|
|Tropical Air||Dar es Salaam, Mbeya, Pemba Island|
|Seasonal charter: Stockholm-Arlanda (begins 6 November 2021)|
|Utair||Seasonal charter: Moscow-Vnukovo|
|ZanAir||Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Pemba Island, Saadani, Selous|
|Astral Aviation||Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta|
|Kenya Airways Cargo||Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, Mombasa|